This letter by the First Focus Campaign for Children addressed to Members of Congress voices strong opposition to H.R. 1683/S. 868, the “State Flexibility Act.”

This legislation would take a massive step in the wrong direction for children’s health care, as the bill puts at risk the health coverage of an estimated 14 million children with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage and would fundamentally reverse the enormous progress our nation has made over the last 14 years in reducing the number of uninsured children in our nation.